TUESDAY didn't look an easy night for punters but in the end results weren't too bad.
In the FA Cup four of the five favourites won in normal time with a weakened West Ham the letdown but all five expected teams qualified at around 6-4. After seeing line-ups I thought Leicester and Cardiff were fielding strong enough teams to win.
Greg smashed it on French Ligue 2 goals bets with over 0.5 first-half goals and over 1.5 second-half goals. The latter was one goal short but all the rest came up early so there would have been cracking cash-out offers.
The Belgian both to score double I posted at Bruges and Oostende landed with a last-minute Oostende goal – I've substracted 1pt for covering half the stake.
My new challenge bet also came in with over 2.5 goals at Bruges and well done to Hullshaker for his York to score 2+ tip. Both of our games were 4-1 at half-time – his won inside 10 minutes.
Tonight there are another three FA Cup ties and again the favourites will rest players including Swansea who are 31-20 with McBookie at home to Championship leaders Wolves. However, Wolves will also play a weakened team so it's one to leave alone.
Chelsea were dire first time round against Norwich and will be expected to take care of them at Stamford Bridge but they are generally 1-4.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe also tends to rotate for cup ties but after a 2-2 at the Vitality there should be more goals at Wigan who are also unlikely to go full strength. Both to score pays 8-11 at betfair and seven of Bournemouth's last eight FA Cup ties have gone over 2.5 goals. For now I'm leaving FA Cup alone – that may change after teams are revealed.
French Ligue 1 looks a better prospect and there are seven games. Leaders PSG are no bigger than 1-12 at Betway and should win with plenty to spare at home to Dijon. PSG -2 is 8-13 at betfair so difficult to find value.
Lille are in good form and are 6-5 at William Hill to beat Rennes who have lost four league games in a row. Amiens haven't scored in five and Montpellier interest with the away paying 13-10 at Ladbrokes. Metz v St Etienne should have goals while Nantes can avoid defeat at Toulouse at 1-2 with bet365.
It's quarter-final time in the Spanish Cup and remember these are two-legged affairs. Barcelona travel to city rivals Espanyol where they have conceded just one goals in six visits and haven't lost to their rivals in 18. It was 5-0 to Barca at the Nou Camp in the league last September and the away pays 7-20 at William Hill but they will rotate and a draw would be fine – as it was in the previous round against Celta Vigo – with a home again to follow
Atletico Madrid are home to out-of-sorts Sevilla and Valencia entertain Alaves as they go for four wins in a row.
For a Top Treble I'm going with Valencia and Atletico and adding Montpellier not to lose.
The Guingamp and Bournemouth games are taking on a both to score treble going by stats and I'm adding Metz v St Etienne – two teams who have been scoring regularly.
Well done to any winners on Tuesday and good luck tonight – I'll add top tips in the morning after checking team news.
Remember to visit welovebetting for latest tips and video chat.
2pts Top Treble
- Montpellier draw no bet (6pm)
- Valencia (6pm)
- Atletico Madrid (6pm)
- (23-10, BetStars)
1pt Both to Score Treble
- Metz v St Etienne (6pm)
- Guingamp v Lyon (6pm)
- Wigan v Bournemouth (7.45pm)
- (4-1, betfair)
January Super Singles Total
- Profit/loss: +8.6pts (8 bets, 5 winners)
January Advised Accas Total
- Profit/loss: +2.9pts (19 bets, 6 winners)
This month's football partner at MrFixitsTips is Unibet. They're making a big splash in the UK betting scene and if you join them today you can claim up to £30 in Welcome Bonuses when you deposit and place your first bet.> Join Unibet today!